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Worth upgrading: AMD X4 975 @ 4,2 Ghz vs. 6700k?

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Hello everyone,

the question isn't as obvious as the title may imply. My Phenom 2 X4 975 was an insanely lucky chip. Its been overclocked for 6 years at stock voltage and runs 4,2 Ghz 100% stable. I love it, but time goes on and the power consumption as well as the heat radiation of the chip is a bit on the high side for todays standards. Also, i suffer from the typical performance shortages that AMD systems show with FSX addons like the Aerosoft Airbus.

Now i have an opportunity to upgrade to a 6700k at a low price, since I basically would need a new MoBo and new RAM as well.

That the 6700k would completely outperform the stock 975 is out of question, but how much would the difference in FSX be with regards to the overclock? Any experiences on that? I am a bit on a budget with my setup. ;)

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5 hours ago, Soulflight said:

Hello everyone,

the question isn't as obvious as the title may imply. My Phenom 2 X4 975 was an insanely lucky chip. Its been overclocked for 6 years at stock voltage and runs 4,2 Ghz 100% stable. I love it, but time goes on and the power consumption as well as the heat radiation of the chip is a bit on the high side for todays standards. Also, i suffer from the typical performance shortages that AMD systems show with FSX addons like the Aerosoft Airbus.

Now i have an opportunity to upgrade to a 6700k at a low price, since I basically would need a new MoBo and new RAM as well.

That the 6700k would completely outperform the stock 975 is out of question, but how much would the difference in FSX be with regards to the overclock? Any experiences on that? I am a bit on a budget with my setup. 😉

You need to make a decision about this. I was in this situation. You should go for the best hardware available you can buy, all the time. Maybe you can wait a couple of months to save for something better.

It should be a great upgrade BTW

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I've had a watercooled 6700k overclocked at 4.7 for over 18 months with absolutely no problems and rock solid stability.  I'm using an ASUS Formula VIII mb, but I'm guessing any similar mb would work just as well and would be a lower price than a mb required for an 8700k.

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